I added this edit today and its my sixth edit of the trailer and im hoping there wont be many more as i feel im getting close to it being conventional and all that’s left is just little tweaks really. There is a significant difference in the title just by adding the drop shadow to it and then finding the right angle from this with the right amount of distance and the size of that drop shadow to create this effect of the title being more 3d and then standing out more on the page and i feel in doing this i was able to work with the lime green colour really well as the red contrasts this alot. I have added the free poster sticker now and have made the writing quite big because the other magazines that i looked at had usually got the writing verging over the sides of the stickers rather than actually staying within the lines. I have now got rid of the pink box and have changed the font of the writing on the left to a lucinda handwriting because although i really like the Blackadder font i felt that for a magazine front cover it was too jokey and not professional or serious enough to be the font used on the front page however i got feedback from this and realised myself that the handwriting effect did actually work and contrasted so i just needed to find one that was a little more suited to the structure that it was in. The font that im currently using now is Lucinda Handwriting and i have followed through on changing the ‘meeting the man behind the mask’ section as well because i wanted it all to fit together and this is the main story of the magazine and it really wasn’t very big or suggested that it was the cover story in any way also im trying to fit it in the area of the shoulder in the black as it is a clever use of space and then brings out the colour or effects on the writing because its against the black background.
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This is my fifth edit of the poster and i have decided to stick with the more conventional empire title and done the price,country and date details in the capital M like they do on their magazine and i have also followed the bar code convention and taking the idea of the roll on the bottom of the page from the transformers episode http://whatasavage.com/wp-content/themes/default/images/pic2.jpg as i felt that using the colours in this effect would work really well with the existing structure of the rest of magazine. I have re done the sticker as it didn’t really look like it had been stuck on to the page like a professional would look like and i realised that what i had written in the box was way too long after researching front covers more i noticed that most of them were short and snappy to grab attention or to show off free gifts,posters etc and as their were a couple of vrsions of my poster anyway i thought this could be a good selling point and will use the sticker to advise a free trailer poster. Im going to get rid of the pink coloured box around the writing on the left hand side as i dont feel it works with the rest of the page and looks a little out of place perhaps i could fiddle with the fonts here to make sure im getting enough information here but thats its still standing out without needing to put a box in. Also i feel that addin a drop shadow or inner shadow to the title may help me get that impact effect as at the moment its just looking a bit flat on the page rather than the effects of having it standing out for audiences to be able to see when their picking something up in the shop.
WHICH POSTER IS BETTER AND LINKS BEST WITH MY TRAILER?
This is my second contact sheet. I wasn’t 100% happy with the outcome of the all the photographs i took in the original contact sheet and so i i re shot this one in my attic so that the mise en scene would be similar to the surrounding area of the mansion. It was hard to conceal the right structure and composition of the photographs knowing that they would have to be added to a magazine and the composition of that, therefore leaving enough room at the top of the page etc and the photograph had to be light enough for a cover not really dark which was the mistake i was making before where i was trying to create the genre effect to much that i forgot people need to actually see the photograph so they would be drawn to picking it up in the shop. The above two photographs here do that i feel, but still need some work and editing on them. I have already made the template of the words and composition of my magazine title and etc and so i can just drop all these photographs into this and then see which photograph works the best or if none of them have been successful then i can stick with one of the original photos.
This is my Third edit of my front cover. I have now added the casting photograph i took of the villian to the magazines cover just to experiement with the fact this image has a lighter coloured background so perhaps wont be as dark and poster ‘like’ like the other ones were. The original photograph meant you were still able to see the eyes of my charecter and so using photoshop i blurred these out and so you have this effect of what looks like theres nothing underneath, i have started to plan my next photo shoot and if im not successful in getting any good front cover images from i will probably stick with this one. I have also now added the circular news update, which will need to have a border to it and maybe the colur changed to something opposite from the colours and mise en scene of the front cover so that it contrasts and stands out.
This is my second edit of the Magazine front cover. I have just mapped out the writing and composition and then when i get a photograph that i am happy with and that i feel portrays my film in its best light without giving too much away i will just transfer this onto the cover and make it the bottom layer so all the text just goes over the top and then i can edit anything that doesn’t suit with the photograph.
The image at they above is my second poster. The poster is much more suited to the horror genre than the other one is because like this Jason poster horror movies don’t want to give too much away about their film and tend to show us one scary image with a completely blacked out background, the poster will often only have the essential information like perhaps the date and a website address if that and will not let the audience no anything about the plot etc its quite a rare thing until nearer the films release to even no the title on a poster. I have used several lighting effects to create this idea of total blackness in the background and the titles have been done using photo shop and several drop shadows etc i have tried to keep the same colour scheme from my trailer with the reds and the blacks. I feel that my poster really works as a professional approach to the context but for the concept in which it is in professional is not what’s being expected, so i will take the advice given to me in wanting to see a few more conventional elements to it so i could therefore add things like a website,rating,date etc but i will give in both posters that i have produced and make the point clear that one has been specifically targeted at horror movie audiences and looks closely at the way in which other producers bring their posters out with not much on but a scary image and the minimalist amount of information.